Love Lanyadoo Astrology 07.31-08.06.2019
Finally – the stars have good news for you: on the 31st it’s the end of Eclipse Season, a New Moon in Leo, and Mercury Retrograde!
To find out what it means, listen to the latest episode of Lanyadoo’s weekly astrology show, Ghost of a Podcast below, or anywhere that podcasts are heard. To listen to it with closed captioning, subscribe to it on YouTube.
March 21-April 19
Your intuition is strong, but that doesn’t mean that its messages are always literal. This week you’re likely to have to be intentional about what you give your energy to. It’s a time for practical considerations without getting too caught up in them, and for investing in the best possible outcomes without being a Pollyanna about it. You’re capable of creating something beautiful and sustainable; strive to approach your investments with the energy that matches that intention.
April 20-May 20
Sometimes letting go is the best way to hold on. You’ve got plans and ideas, and they’re mostly truly good, Taurus. What you now need is a greater willingness to trust in yourself. If you can’t relinquish the need to control and direct the events in your life, you will find that you’re the one junking up the flow of energy (and therefore those events). Honest collaboration makes you stronger. Allow others to be a part of how you grow your life, my love.
May 21-June 21
You’ve got this, Twin Star! The ego is a tricky thing. If it has decided that you’re good or bad, it looks for evidence to prove it. Even if things are going your way, if you’re attached to the idea of failing, then you’re likely to miss out on the wonder of this moment. Look for evidence of your progress this week. Rejoice in how far you’ve come, cultivate gratitude for what you have, and then channel that energy into fuel for moving forward.
June 22-July 22
Meeting people in the middle ground is a great idea, but when both parties aren’t actually willing (or the gap between you is too great), it may not be realistic. You don’t need to figure out what the other person is doing, you only need to take responsibility for yourself. This week, it’s important that you set aside your agenda and your projections so that you can see your relationships as they really are in the here and now. It’s only in this way that you can determine what to do next.
July 23-Aug. 22
The New Moon in your sign is likely to kick up all kinds of emotions; so many, in fact, that you may find yourself overwhelmed and unsure of which ones to focus on. Don’t seek answers; seek the truth. And come to the answer by asking the right questions. You will have choices to make in the near future, but put that aside so you can determine what is heartfelt, then what is possible in practical terms, and then finally what to do about it all, Leo.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you hold back out of fear, you risk creating other, equally complicated problems, Virgo. You may have created such a compelling narrative in your mind that you are convinced that the worst is true, but that doesn’t make it so. What feels inevitable may actually be a choice, but if you don’t take a step back to get perspective, you can’t know. This week, consider multiple points of view before you decide that your relationship or situation is a specific way.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Too much ego and not enough ego get filed under the same label: "Too Much Thinking Centered Around Me." It’s time to get your sense of self righted, Libra. Make sure that you are considering how your conduct impacts others. You may need to be more understanding of others’ perspective or needs, or you may need to look at how you’ve been so fixated on your own struggles that you’ve forgotten to look at the world around you. Expand your perspective this week, Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
This week, your worries and frustrations can undo you if you let them go unchecked. This isn’t the time to take your irritable feelings at face value. Make time to sit with your most unpleasant emotions so that you can determine what’s truly underneath them. As you develop your creativity and find new ways of being in the world, you are also likely to bump up against inner limits and old stories that keep you stuck. Feel your feelings without believing their narratives, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
When your mind is overflowing with chatter and noise, it’s hard to differentiate the gold from the plastic. Instead of looking for blame or even explanations, remember what it is that you actually want from your life. Are your choices reflecting your priorities? Have you been comparing yourself to others, or worse, to one-dimensional pictures of others? It’s time to stop fixating on what stresses you out and to remember who you are and what you’ve come here to do, Sagittarius.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Self-care isn’t meant to be limited to bubble baths and weekend getaways. True self-care is the ongoing commitment to developing the life you want to live. As you deepen your ability to check in with your feelings, you will also be broadening your capacity for discernment, which supports you in making better decisions across the board. In the words of Sonia Rasula, “to be a sustainable business means the business owners need to be healthy and happy” — but this pretty much goes for everything, Cappy.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
With a New Moon in your relationship house, you’d think it’d be all "dewdrops on roses" in your personal life, but life is surprising. This week is likely to highlight the gap between your relationship to yourself and your relationship to others. Instead of trying to move things forward, strive to make them more real, kinder, and even more joyous. Investigate your motives, your habits, and your hopes, Aquarius. You can only heal what you understand.
Feb. 19-March 20
Sometimes the most powerful thing that you can do is talk about your feelings, Pisces. When you bottle up your emotions, it can too easily lead to anxiety, confusion, and even defensive behavior. This week, find someone you trust to share your thoughts with, someone who will tell it to you straight. They may not give you the answers, but when you talk it out, you challenge the version of the story that you’re looping over, and you'll likely start to see more options.